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With action-packed Avignon tours from Marseille, experience the medieval walled city with the most trusted tour operators and at budget-friendly prices! One of the most fascinating and historic towns in France, Avignon boasts a wealth of history, art and culture waiting to be discovered. Best known for being the location the Popes fled to after leaving Rome in the 14th century, the gothic and renaissance buildings across the town are an absolute treat to behold. The magnificent Palais des Papes, the famous bridge, the Pont Saint-Bénézet, the Papal Palace, the Lambert Museum, Place de l’Horloge, the city’s main square and the Île de la Barthelasse, one of Europe’s largest river islands are just some of the attractions that are sure to leave you breathless with awe. Whether a history buff, architecture geek or a vacationer looking to distress, there’s plenty to discover with Avignon tours and tickets. Book now: low price guaranteed!

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Our tips for Avignon Tour

  • In summers, enjoy a bus-boat round trip between Avignon and Villeneuve-lès-Avignon via Barthelasse Island or take a cruise to see Avignon's famous Pont, Fort Saint André and Philippe Le Bel Tower from the river.
  • Rent a bike to soak in scenic views of the recently renovated Rhône-side cycle paths along the former towpaths.
  • You simply can’t miss the majestic Palais des Papes, the very symbol of the city. 
  • Rise early to visit the Les Halles market in the city, enjoy a hearty breakfast and shop for delicious local produce and other local delicacies.

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Best time to visit

Avignon has plenty to offer throughout the year. But the best time to visit is from June to September. June, July and August are the warmest months. These months are also peak tourist season so book tickets well in advance to get good rates.

Getting there
  • Avignon is a 1-hour train ride from Marseille and a little more than an hour's drive. 
  • There are plenty of ways of getting around the Avignon. You could travel by well-connected public buses, high-speed trains, rent a car for your stay, book cabs or rent bicycles. Bus tickets can be bought from drivers and at TCRA (Transports en Commun de la Région d'Avignon) kiosks throughout town. Avignon’s Old Town is best explored on foot and regular shuttles connect the TGV station with Avignon Centre. 
Money saving tips

Avignon is for the budget traveler as much as it is for the luxury vacationer. With a little bit of research, you can find the right budget hotel for yourself. Shop at the local market for fresh farm produce, choose street food over restaurant food when eating out and opt for public transport instead of taking taxis to save a ton of dough. Visiting during peak winters and the off season and booking months in advance is another great way to stay within your budget.

Did you know?
  • Cool Avignon facts to impress fellow travelers with! 
  • Avignon was named the European Capital of Culture in 2000.
  • The centre of Avignon was designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995.
  • Avignon has 173 sites and buildings, that are registered as historical monuments. 

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